Actress Lori Loughlin indicted on additional charges in college admissions scandal

U.S. prosecutors delivered more bad news to actress Lori Loughlin on Tuesday.

Loughlin and 15 other parents are now facing additional charges of fraud and money laundering in connection to the admissions scandal announced earlier this year.

The Scandal

More than a dozen parents were revealed to have bribed admissions officials, coaches, and other individuals responsible for college admissions decisions, an FBI investigation revealed.

The schools involved were among the most selective in the country, including USC, Yale, and Georgetown.

The more than $25 million in bribes was used to cheat on admissions exams and influence status as athletes (in some cases, the children did not even play the sport).

The brains behind this scheme was William Singer.

Singer was apparently able to gain access to SAT and ACT exam administrators as well as being able to reach out to coaches and other administrators to facilitate the scandal.

Who’s Who

Two of the more prominent names are actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman.

Loughlin became a household name when she played opposite John Stamos on “Full House.” She also starred as Debbie Wilson in “90210” from 2008 to 2012. More recently, Loughlin played in the “Full House” reboot “Fuller House” and “When Calls the Heart.”

Felicity Huffman had several roles leading up to her recurring role on “Sports Night” as Dana Whitaker. That led to her role as Lynette Scavo on “Desperate Housewives” from 2004 to 2012. She recently starred as Special Agent Clara Dillard on the TV series “Get Shorty.”

All of the parents indicted are now facing up to 20 years in prison for their roles in the scam.

As of yet, no children have been indicted. It appears many of them did not know their parents were involved in the scandal to get them into these prestigious programs.

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